NPR Music's Stephen Thompson highlights an eclectic cross-section of 2014's holiday-music offerings.
In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, why people are living below Beijing, plus a look inside the movie that made Prince a star and John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme.'
Israeli authorities released a photo of a 2000-year-old lice comb that was captured along with the men, who are accused of stealing objects from the area where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
Katherine Paterson describes the inspiration behind her best-known children's book, as well as tales from her childhood in China and missionary work in Japan, in her new memoir, Stories of my Life.
In China's capital city, even the humblest apartment can cost a fortune. But more affordable housing hides below the city's bustling streets, in tiny (and illegal) basements and bomb shelters.
Top-division college football announced the teams in its first-ever playoff: Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State and Florida State. But the next division down, has had a playoff since the 1970s — with 24 teams.
Fifty years ago this week, John Coltrane and his band stepped into the studio to lay down the tracks on what would become his most important statement: "A Love Supreme." NPR's Arun Rath takes a look back at the album.
Democrat Mary Landrieu was the lone Democrat from the deep south in the Senate. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Emory University professor Andra Gillespie about the changing political landscape of the South.
According to Wall Street Journal reporter Rob Barry, hundreds of justifiable homicides by police have gone uncounted in national statistics maintained by the FBI. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Barry about his report.
The Defense Department announced Sunday that six men being held at Guantanamo Bay prison have been transferred to Uruguay. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Charlie Savage of the New York Times.
The meat industry traditionally has been a male-dominated field. But as demand for local meat grows, that's made more room for women to carve out ownership roles in the business.
One way to bring black and white residents together, says Pastor Daryl Meese, is to break bread and actually talk to one another. So he started a weekly potluck at his Ferguson church.